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About us
(Note: this team was formerly called "Kiva High School")

Kiva U Schools is an international network of students and their
respective chapters, unified by a belief that poverty can be alleviated and that
microfinance is an effective tool to achieve this end. Students organize chapters to join with like-minded students in their community and
around the country to raise money to battle poverty, not with sympathy, but with business transactions rooted in mutual dignity. Kiva U is guided by
these goals, which we affirm to be our mission:

• To inspire awareness of global issues, especially poverty and hunger;

• To bring together and subsequently organize students interested in fighting
poverty;

• To encourage interest in microfinance as a tool to combat poverty;

• To raise money to invest in worthy entrepreneurs in developing states,
countering the predatory loaning practices so prevalent among the world's poorest regions;

• To develop in its members a sense of global responsibility;

• To enable others to become more aware of global issues such as poverty
and help them realize the power of microfinance;

• To establish a network of high school chapters around the country in which
this organization will be a central resource;

• To allow high school students to play a direct role in alleviating global
poverty through loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world.

Location: High Schools Across the United States      

 

Latest Messages  

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Team Activity

  • Elizabeth
    Philippines
    Elizabeth received a loan from Lorraine to buy ingredients for her food production business.
    Lorraine
  • Interactuar
    Colombia
    Interactuar received a loan from 4 team members entrepreneurs and internally displaced populations restart their businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
    Pres Microfinance Club Stuttgart High School Kiva Chapter GP Comp IB Mr. Brennan
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    $196,200 to go
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  • Voahirana
    Madagascar
    Voahirana received a loan from Dan to buy two bales of used shoes.
    Dan
  • Fundación Paraguaya
    Paraguay
    Fundación Paraguaya received a loan from 2 team members 100 all-women community banks recover from the COVID-19 shutdown.
    Pres Microfinance Club Dalton
  • Kuña Guapa Group
    Paraguay
    Kuña Guapa Group received a loan from Dalton to purchase beverages, baked goods, vegetables, meat, dairy products and additional items.
    Dalton
  • Micrédito
    Nicaragua
    Micrédito received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to provide loans to 450 smallholder farmers, helping them feed themselves, their families, and the country during COVID-19.
    Pres Microfinance Club
  • Thức
    Vietnam
    Thức received a loan from rosario to build a toilet for his family.
    rosario
  • Jiguiya Group
    Mali
    Jiguiya Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy cows to resell them and take care of his family.
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  • 05- Fatou Group
    Senegal
    05- Fatou Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy peanut seeds and fertilizer to cultivate a field.
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Impact   Updated Hourly

347
Team Members
$128,300
Amount Funded
4,142
Loans
11.9
Loans per member

Rankings In Schools Category

#9 for New Users (All Time)
#5 for Amount Funded (This Month)